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Verb: curl  kurl
  1. Form a curl, curve, or kink
    "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling";
    - curve, kink
  2. Shape one's body into a curl
    "She curled farther down under the covers";
    - curl up, draw in
  3. Wind around something in coils or loops
    - coil, loop
  4. Twist or roll into coils or ringlets
    "curl my hair, please";
    - wave
  5. (sport) play the Scottish game of curling
Noun: curl  kurl
  1. A round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    - coil, whorl, roll, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll
  2. A strand or cluster of hair
    - lock, ringlet, whorl
Noun: Curl
  1. American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)
    - Robert Curl, Robert F. Curl, Robert Floyd Curl Jr.

Derived forms: curls, curled, curling

Type of: bend, change surface, chemist, flex, hair, play, roll, round shape, twine, twist, wind[2], wrap

Part of: coif, coiffure, do [informal], hair style, hairdo [informal], hairstyle

Encyclopedia: Curl, John